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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Frozen Under Crown Point


Directly under Crown Point is an unnamed waterfall, which this time of year is completely frozen. It's water no longer makes it down to Mirror Lake below, which is also pretty much a solid sheet of ice.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wintery Horsetail Falls


There is only a small window of time between when everything freezes to when everything melts. During this window, if you are lucky, the roads become clear enough that you can drive the Historic Columbia River Highway and bear witness to the frozen waterfalls, which is one of the most beautiful scenes our area has to offer in the wintertime.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Vista House


Sitting upon Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge is the Vista House. According to the Friends of Vista House website, The Vista House was built in 1917 as place for travelers to rest and refresh themselves as they made their way down the Gorge. On Sunday when I visited, the House was closed due to the freezing temperatures, but it didn't stop the throngs of visitors from parking around it and taking in the views. I took advantage of its closed doors and lack of people to capture this photo, which shows the sun and moon in one shot!

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